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April 2021: Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture, Experts on Our Experience: The Missing Links to Deeper Change

A discussion among leaders with lived experience about systemic efforts to address youth homelessness. The expertise and leadership of youth with lived experience of homelessness is necessary to address root causes of the problem and develop effective interventions, yet youth leaders too often are not involved in decision-making in a meaningful way. The discussion explores strategies for equitable collaboration between youth and systems leaders, services providers, and advocates in these efforts. Panelists include several young leaders who have experienced housing instability as well as an older adult advocate for solutions to homelessness.   

Election Tuesday Series

August 2020: Thursz Lecture Election Tuesday Series

Elections are part of our larger national and local dialogues about the meaning of inclusion and exclusion in shaping our identity and values. This series of three events explored if, how, and why elections matter. If they matter — to what purpose? How can elections be used to effect change? What are some of the differences between working at the local, state, and national levels? What are the forces that impact our ability to participate in elections as voters, candidates, and social workers who seek to shape our society?

Corey Shdaimah Investiture Ceremony Group Photo

November 13 2019: Corey shdaimah Thursz Investiture Ceremony

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, an investiture ceremony was held on the UMB campus, Corey Shdaimah, LL.M., PhD, was installed as the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor for Social Justice. 

Sen. Barbara Mikulski

April 2 2019: Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, Daniel Thursz Lecture

Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, shared her passion for the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW), and advice for new social workers starting out in their careers, as she returned to her alma mater to deliver the Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture: “From Activism to Accomplishments: Promoting Social Justice from the Streets of Baltimore to the Halls of Congress,” held in the SSW auditorium.